• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Transcending Taboos: A Moral and Psychological Examination of Cyberspace (Paperback)
  • Transcending Taboos: A Moral and Psychological Examination of Cyberspace (Paperback)

Transcending Taboos: A Moral and Psychological Examination of Cyberspace (Paperback)

(author), (author)
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 12/03/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Cyberspace is composed of a multitude of different spaces where users can represent themselves in many divergent ways. Why in a video game, is it more acceptable to murder or maim than rape? After all, in each case, it is only pixels that are being assaulted. This book avoids wrestling with the common question of whether the virtual violation of real-world taboos is right or wrong, and instead provides a theoretical framework that helps us understand why such distinctions are typically made, and explores the psychological impact of violating offline taboos within cyberspace.

The authors discuss such online areas as:

`Reality' sites depicting taboo images

Social networking websites and online chatrooms
Online dating websites

Video game content.

This book considers whether there are some interactions that should not be permissible even virtually. It also examines how we might be able to cope with the potential moral freedoms afforded by cyberspace, and who might be vulnerable to such freedoms of action and representation within this virtual space.

This book is ideal for researchers and students of internet psychology, philosophy and social policy, as well as therapists, those interested in computer science, law, media and communication studies

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415579360
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm


"The authors present their readers with a vivid and enlightening introduction to a growing world of online symbolic taboo activities. ... [They] offer sophisticated analyses as well as a rich and up-to-date research bases for their arguments. ... This volume offers the hope of opening a serious scholarly conversation that has not yet taken place. ... [It] can serve as a crucial start toward the answers we need to uncover." - Vincent W. Hevern, Le Moyne, USA, in PsycCRITIQUES

"This book provides a thorough examination of the moral and ethical implications of online versus offline behaviour; the philosophical analysis of moral judgement regarding online versus offline behavior is particularly interesting and illuminating." - Richard C. Sherman, Professor Emeritus, Miami University, USA

"The conceptual issues addressed in this book are very important and fascinating. I don't know of any book like this one; it is unique." - John Suler, Department of Psychology, Rider University, USA

You may also be interested in...

Underworld London
Added to basket
Hotel K
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Snowing in Bali
Added to basket
The Fatal Shore
Added to basket
Helter Skelter
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
The Barlinnie Story
Added to basket
The New Jim Crow
Added to basket
The Cocaine Diaries
Added to basket
The Shankill Butchers
Added to basket
Girl A
Added to basket
Murder Machine
Added to basket
The Psychopath Whisperer
Added to basket
Added to basket
Discipline and Punish
Added to basket
Running with the Firm
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.